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Week of February 20 - 26, 2010

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Welcome to this week's EdTechTalk (ETT) newsletter! While most of us were tuning into the Olympics and cheering on athlete's from our respective countries, many were also busy producing and participating in webcasts at EdTechTalk, Puentesalmundo, and Koreabridge. During this week, K12Online also webcast a show with Kelly Hines, who presented at the k12Online in 2009. This show will be posted soon, be on the lookout for it!
While North Americans look to the United States vs. Canada Olympic hockey game on Sunday, the ETT family invites you to participate in our 8 fantastic upcoming shows this week.

We welcome you to eavesdrop on this impromptu planning session shared by four New York City public school teachers enjoying a rare snow day in New York City: Paul Allison, Susan Ettenheim, Madeline Brownstone, and Shantanu Saha.

What you will hear us discussing on this podcast is the beginning of a plan for a research and gaming curriculum and a proposal for a series of three or four professional development sessions this Spring that are focused on some portion of the game-playing and game-building curriculum that Global Kids has developed. We also have a plan for inviting other interested New York City Writing Project teachers to join us by experimenting with gaming themselves and by developing this curriculum with us.

Professor Charles Reigeluth from Indiana University shares his thoughts on Instructional Theory for education in the Information Age. Charles and Allison Carr-Chellman recently co-edited Volume III of the seminal Instructional Design Theories and Models (The Green Book): http://www.amazon.com/Instructional-Design-Theories-Models-III-Knowledge/dp/0805864563 

January 12, 2010

Internet Safety 101
 
A discussion about the how to speak about Internet Safety with parents and their kids.  Vinnie mentioned a danah boyd podcast that you can find here.  Lots of great links in the Chat Transcript too.  Enjoy!

We had a small gathering this week, perhaps due to our change in broadcasting time (now at 8/7/6 pm EDT/CDT/PDT). Alice and Maria, joined by Lisa in the chat room discussed the uses of interactive whiteboards.

 

While Sheila is away in Belize this week, Lisa and Maria co-hosted the show. John Fladd returned this week to contribute to the conversation. This week, the discussion was about people who inspire us to try new things, get our thinking going and provide the models we build upon. Where do you get your inspiration? Whose model do you follow or build on to create new ideas of your own. Does your work inspire others?

 

This week, Jeff, Dave, and John discussed the olympics, the role of education in technology, and Jeff's extended hiatus from the show. In a rare display of continuity, they also followed up on a few topics from previous weeks.

 On this podcast a few of us who attended Educon 2.2 reflect on our learning there. Appropriately enough, we were guided in this reflective conversation by:

On this podcast you'll hear what four teachers, three of us from different Writing Projects, had to say just a few days after ther conference. You'll hear from:

  • Paul Allison, New York City Writing Project
  • Joe Conroy, NWP at Rutgers University Writing Project (Don't miss Joe video, below.)
  • Gail Desler, Area 3 Writing Project in Northern California
  • Dolores Gende, Academic Technology Coordinator and Physics teacher from Dallas, Texas

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